Thrift Shop Candle Sconces Repurposed as Wall Book Shelves

October 07, 2017
My project today begins with two dark stained thrift shop candle sconces and a thrift shop wood plaque.

I removed the candle cup on the oval sconce and then sawed the plaque in half.  

The half plaques were then screwed in to the candle holder.

 I then painted the sconce shelves with Dutch Boy Chalky Paint in Antiquated Lace.  I purchased it at our local Menards.

Shortly after painting I dampened a rag and "wet distressed" the edges of my sconces and the details.  

Next I sealed my chalky finish paint with Varathane Clear Matte Finish Soft Touch Polyurethane

The galvanized letter "H" tag is by "Fab Lab", and available at Joann's Fabrics.

Sawtooth hangers were added to the back.  

I didn't use the tiny nails that came with the sawtooths as my shelves will be holding books.  My nails were thicker and longer.

Thrift Shop Candle Sconce Wall Book Shelves
So on one sconce shelf are Collier Collection H for Hemingway novels, and the other has Collier Collection novels by Faith Baldwin.

Thrift Shop Candle Sconce Wall Book Shelves
I love displaying books all over the house!

I display them on my living room wall.

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Really inventive and fun! You are always giving me good ideas!

  2. Great idea - you do think up the best up-cycles.

  3. These are so creative and look just beautiful, great job!

  4. Carlene, I just saw your awesome candle sconce shelves featured at Funky Junk Interiors and had to stop by to take a closer peek. Pinned!

  5. This is so clever Carlene! I don't know how you come up with all these ideas. You have such vision!

    1. Keeping my mind busy is great for my wellbeing and creativity really works. Thanks !


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